Black Tom’s in Ord Street West Perth is an amalgam of bar and restaurant – beers on tap, gas fire places, couches, stools and low tables, and a more formal area for dining. It is conveniently located across the road from a CAT stop – and we were catching one back to the city after lunching in the West End. The rain started, Lady FWO panicked about her hair so we stopped into Black Tom’s for a drink and waited till the weather lifted.
It is a cosy place, early afternoon saw some diners finishing off lunch and others sitting around chatting and drinking. We scored a table by one of the fireplaces – with a painting of Satchmo looking down on us, and sipped on a glass each of Margaret River Cabernet. The wine list is smallish but covers a good range of varieties and regions; and there are plenty of beers to choose from – by the bottle and on tap.
Although we didn’t try the menu, those dining seemed to be enjoying their fish and chips, pizza, risotto
and the like.
When next we come up to this end of the city, we will certainly be stopping by to have a snack. We did find it a good spot for a quiet drink, and very warm and welcoming by the fireplace.
Black Tom’s is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the week.